Could acupuncture help coronavirus patients?

A modernized version of the ancient homeopathic needle treatment, acupuncture, might help stem the kind of out-of-control inflammation that kills COVID-19 patients, a study in mice suggests.
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Authors: Bertoli F, Veritti D, Danese C, Samassa F, Sarao V, Rassu N, Gambato T, Lanzetta P Abstract The novel pandemic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has challenged the medical community. While diagnostic and therapeutic efforts have been focused on respiratory complications of the disease, several ocular implications have also emerged. SARS-CoV-2 RNA has been found in tears of the infected patients, and reports suggest that the ocular surface could serve as a portal of entry and a reservoir for viral transmission. Clinically, COVID-...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2020Source: Radiation Physics and Chemistry, Volume 177Author(s): Xiaqi Zhang, Fang Wang, Ming Weng, Meng Cao
Source: Radiation Physics and Chemistry - Category: Physics Source Type: research
Authors: Madubueze CE, Dachollom S, Onwubuya IO Abstract Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS CoV-2). It was declared on March 11, 2020, by the World Health Organization as pandemic disease. The disease has neither approved medicine nor vaccine and has made governments and scholars search for drastic measures in combating the pandemic. Regrettably, the spread of the virus and mortality due to COVID-19 has continued to increase daily. Hence, it is imperative to control the spread of the disease particularly using nonpharmacological strategie...
Source: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine - Category: Statistics Tags: Comput Math Methods Med Source Type: research
Authors: Chukwudozie OS, Chukwuanukwu RC, Iroanya OO, Eze DM, Duru VC, Dele-Alimi TO, Kehinde BD, Bankole TT, Obi PC, Okinedo EU Abstract The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has previously never been identified with humans, thereby creating devastation in public health. The need for an effective vaccine to curb this pandemic cannot be overemphasized. In view of this, we designed a subcomponent antigenic peptide vaccine targeting the N-terminal (NT) and C-terminal (CT) RNA binding domains of the nucleocapsid protein that aid in viral replica...
Source: Journal of Immunology Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: J Immunol Res Source Type: research
[Premium Times] The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned that there is likely to be an even more devastating second wave of coronavirus in Adamawa and other states in the country due to the non-compliance to COVID-19 health guidelines.
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Rio carnival postponed;US scientists believe virus is mutating, becoming more contagious but not more deadly;EU warns pandemic worse now than at the March peak in several member countries. Follow the latest updatesGlobal Covid report: Rio cancels Carnival for first time in a century as global deaths near 1mHelsinki airport enlists sniffer dogs to detect CovidCoronavirus continuing to mutate, study findsMarseille fury at Paris decree to shut its bars amid record case riseSee all our coronavirus coverage6.02amBSTAs the number of coronavirus deaths worldwide looked set to pass a million within days, Rio de Janeiro delayed its...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news
We report a case from the United States describing a young male with a suicidal attempt who was subsequently found to have COVID-19 infection. Further research is needed to evaluate potential factors for this unique association. PMID: 32963871 [PubMed]
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Case Rep Psychiatry Source Type: research
Landmark event scrapped as Brazil suffers; EU warns pandemic worse now than in March peak for some; Israel further toughens restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs the number of coronavirus deaths worldwide looked set to pass a million within days, Rio de Janeiro delayed its annual Carnival parade for the first time in a century because of Brazil ’s continued vulnerability in the pandemic.The global death toll passed 980,000 on Friday, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker. With the number of deaths confirmed daily averaging more than 5,000, it looks likely the tol...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Brazil Infectious diseases Americas Israel Medical research Europe Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 23 September 2020Source: Respiratory Medicine Case ReportsAuthor(s): Megan Gillespie, Nathan Dincher, Pamela Fazio, Onyinyechukwu Okorji, Jacob Finkle, Argun Can
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
U.S. Medical School Applications Soar in Covid-19 Era Medical schools are reporting record application numbers as the coronavirus sparks a new wave of prospective students to become doctors. Apparently there's almost a 20% increase in med school apps this year... where did they all come from?? Is this due to the no MCAT requirement, and people "just applying to see what happens"?
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums
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